Across the aquaparks
Water – one of the riches of our region. Thermal springs spring up in every corner of the region. Their healing effects have been known since ancient times. Take a dip in the thermal waters, relax, enjoy their beneficial effects and recharge your batteries for a journey through our region.
Treat yourself to the atmosphere of the sea thanks to the salty thermal water in Podhájska and Poľný Kesov. Let yourself be carried away by the waves in the largest wave pool in Štúrovo. The feeling of the Orient will be evoked by the Slovak “Pamukkale” in Santovka. Thermal water, water attractions, wellness centres open all year round and excellent accommodation and catering services await you in every corner of the Nitra region. Travel the region crosswise and choose your best.
Water Vadas Thermal Resort Štúrovo
The largest thermal swimming pool in Slovakia in the town with the most sunny days in the year offers thousands of experiences all year round. The resort features eight outdoor and five indoor pools filled with thermal water with a total water surface of almost 10 thousand m2.
Water Thermal aquapark Podhájska
During the summer season there are 8 swimming pools with water attractions, water slides and sports grounds. The year-round wellness centre and the relaxation and recreation complex offer saunas, massages and a Turkish bath in addition to year-round swimming.
Water Thermal Nesvady
Geothermal water in Nesvady with its composition and properties has a beneficial effect on the human body, especially on the musculoskeletal system, nervous system, skin and to strengthen the immune system. The year-round swimming pool has 4 swimming pools and during the summer season there are 2 more swimming pools.
Water Thermal aquapark Štrand in Nové Zámky
On the outskirts of the town of Nové Zámky, a bridge over the Nitra River leads you to the large area of the Štrand summer thermal spa. On an area of 8 ha you will find 9 swimming pools. If you get tired of swimming, you can swap it for sports activities on one of the playgrounds in the swimming pool area.
Water Thermal Park Nitrava Poľný Kesov
The original thermal swimming pool has been replaced by a modern complex with 10 pools filled with thermal and normal water and a wellness centre open all year round. During the summer season, visitors can enjoy a large aquapark, where young and old alike can have fun. Children will enjoy the various attractions of the water castle or the lazy river. The relaxation pool with highly mineralised salt water, which is beneficial for skin and hair diseases, osteoporosis, but also benefits the vascular system, health of joints, cartilage and connective tissues, is also an attraction.
The most interesting places in the region
In the past it was the summer residence of the Habsburgs, after the World War I. it served as a presidential summer resort. It was also a favourite place of the first president of the Czechoslovak Republic, T. G. Masaryk. There is a museum in the classicist wing. Visitors can admire the rich library with over 14 thousand volumes, the period interior, rare furniture, pictorial decoration and collections of ceramics and porcelain.
Rotunda of St. George in Nitrianska Blatnica
It was only archaeological research in the 1970s that revealed that the history of the rotunda dates back to the 9th century and was not built in the 16th century, as was erroneously assumed until then. Guided tours of the rotunda are available every Saturday.
Thanks to the easy trail, the castle can be easily reached by all ages. In the nearby meadow you will find a monument dedicated to T. G. Masaryk, who liked to visit Hrušov Castle. There are hiking trails leading to the castle from the village of Skýcov, and from Topoľčianky.
Ranch under Babica
The ranch is set in a pleasant environment, surrounded by forests near the village of Bojná. The biggest attraction is the mini zoo, where you will find more than 120 animals from 6 continents. Both experienced and inexperienced fishermen can relax while fishing. They will even prepare a tasty meal from your catch in the local restaurant overlooking the pond.
The oldest and most valuable written documents from our territory - the Zobor Documents, dating from 1111 and 1113 - are also connected to the monastery. Thanks to a mobile application and 3D augmented reality technology, you can see the ancient form of the Zobor monastery and listen to a narration about it. You can also get a glimpse into the dwelling and life of a Camaldolese monk.
The whole area consists of five themed parts and its own nursery where you can buy the grown trees and flowers. Part of the arboretum is also dedicated to Slovakia and the part from the entrance to the mansion is dedicated to flowers and rosemary.
Valy fortress in the village Bojná
The Valy fortress is a reconstruction of a Slavic settlement directly in nature. In the 9th century it was an important fortified power centre, situated on the trade route between Ponitrie and Považie, where the inhabitants embraced Christianity even before the arrival of St. Cyril and Methodius.
Rock dwellings in Brhlovce
The complex of rock dwellings carved into the tuff is a Slovak unique and precious jewel that is still unknown to many. These dwellings served as protection against the Turks and later as homes for the poor. Many of them are still inhabited today, others serve as outbuildings or wine cellars. Interestingly, they are cool in summer and warm in winter. The precious tufa dwellings are a reservation of folk architecture and one of the exhibitions of the Tekov Museum in Levice.
Kolárovo Ship Mill
It is a working replica of the water mill in Radvaň nad Dunajom, which burnt down in 1945 under mysterious circumstances. Nowadays, the building of the boat mill is used as a museum of water milling. A unique wooden bridge leads to the mill. The all-wooden colonnade pedestrian bridge is 86 m long and is one of the longest all-wooden covered bridges in Europe.
Roman camp Kelemantia in Iža
he camp occupied an area of more than 3 hectares and was surrounded by double moats, earthen ramparts and a wooden defensive wall. In the 4th century, the fortress was devastated by the barbarians and today its grounds have been converted into an open-air museum. Here you can see parts of the original and reconstructed buildings.
Like many others, Oponický Castle was built in the 13th century as a guard castle for the protection of Nitra. The path to the castle is easy and can be easily managed by all ages. The marked trail leads directly from the village of Oponice.
Hiking trails lead to the castle from the village of Jedľové Kostoľany or the recreation centre Jelenec - Remitáž. There are also many cycling routes leading to the ruins. It is said that guests were welcomed to the castle by the so-called shovel dance. The guest received four blows with a shovel and only then was he entered into the guest book. Visit the castle and see if this story is true.
Water Ava Aquapark Diakovce
Visitors to the newly renovated Ava thermalpark can enjoy 5 pools with thermal water and a pleasant family atmosphere. Bathing under the starry summer sky is an unusual experience thanks to the night swimming offer.
Water Margita - Ilona Summer Thermal aquapar
The pools are filled with thermal water and both swimmers and the youngest visitors will enjoy themselves. For sunbathing, the Eva pool is ideal, with a gradual, so-called beach entrance. Adrenaline lovers will enjoy the slide on the 71 m long water slide, which is a popular attraction.